Last updated: November 25. 2013 11:24PM - 793 Views
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Marisa Anders|Claiborne ProgressEmmette Thompson, executive director of Mission of Hope, spoke at the LMU tree lighting ceremony last year.
Marisa Anders|Claiborne ProgressEmmette Thompson, executive director of Mission of Hope, spoke at the LMU tree lighting ceremony last year.
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Lincoln Memorial University will begin the holiday season on Dec. 5 with a full day of wintertime activities, including performances by the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra, a Christmas bazaar and the annual tree lighting.


The LMU Women of Service Christmas Bazaar will begin at 3 p.m on the LMU Quad. The bazaar will include holiday items for sale such as wreaths, decorated trees, centerpieces, topiaries and gift baskets.


The proceeds from the event will benefit LMU’s Women of Service organization which provides cultural opportunities for LMU students.


The KSCO will perform two concerts in the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center at the Duke Hall of Citizenship at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


The traditional and popular holiday music is sponsored by LMU, the city of Harrogate, Claiborne County Chamber of Commerce, K-N-K Metal Sales Inc. and the Norfolk Southern Foundation.


The annual tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the quad in front of the Harold M. Finley Learning Resources Center in the Carnegie Vincent Library.


The program will include Christmas carols, special music, a reading of the Christmas story, a visit from Santa Claus and refreshments.


In conjunction with the holiday celebrations, the university will be collecting non=perishable food items, new clothing, hygiene items, books, and children’s toys for Mission of Hope’s annual Christmas Campaign. The Christmas Campaign provides these items to needy families throughout rural Appalachia.


Reach Kelsey Gerhardt at 606-248-1010 ext. 204, kgerhardt@civitasmedia.com.

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